Catch of the Day
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I fished Linwood Lake on a nice sunny morning in early august. I thought I would start the day out by fishing some of the great underwater structure this lake has in the form of long rocky underwater points near deep water. I started with a Carolina rig and a Wiggle Wart crankbait. I fished a couple of these points very thoroughly but was only able to catch one fish and that was a walleye on a crankbait. I like walleyes, but that was just a pleasant surprise because I was fishing for bass.
Once again, on a murky lake, I abandoned the deep water for some cover in shallow water to find the bass. I have caught some very big bass in deep murky water, but it doesn’t seem to happen very often for me.
About one third of Linwood Lake has some docks and lily pads on it and that was where I would end up catching most of my fish today. Texas rigged worms and a spinnerbait worked well for me on the docks. I also had a few strikes on a rubber frog and on a Texas rigged worm in the lily pads.
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Lures Used: Frog, Texas rigged worm, crankbait. Water Clarity: Murky. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: lily pads and docks. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass and walleyed pike. Topics of Discussion: Dock fishing.
Guidelines for fishing around docks and boats: Docks and boats are the private property of their owners. Please respect their property. Don’t fish around them if you are not a very good caster. Use heavy line and equipment so that you don’t break your lures off on the docks unintentionally. Make every effort possible to retrieve your lure from a dock except climbing onto the dock. Do not bang the docks or boats with your lures. Some owners do not like you to fish around their docks; they may ask you to leave politely or otherwise. Respect their wishes.